Body Recovered from Missouri River Believed to be Iowa College Student

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Search crews recover a body in the Missouri River.

Search crews recover a body in the Missouri River.

UNION COUNTY, South Dakota — The body believed to be that of a missing Iowa college student has been recovered from the Missouri River.

23-year-old Tom Patterson was out for a swim near Elk Point on Sept. 4 when he went missing.

Over a week later, investigators now believe they’ve recovered his body.

Patterson was a college student at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City.

Officials say his remains have been sent to a medical examiner for a positive identification.